A Weekend on the Farm

It was another busy weekend in the Hawks farm system but before that, I want to address the latest popular rumor circling the ranks: James Wisniewski back to the Hawks.  Any regular reader knows I rarely venture into dissecting rumors but this one is just too funny to pass up. 

If the Hawks were to re-acquire Wisniewski for anything with a pulse (say Cam Barker, like a certain nameless columnist suggested), it would mean the Hawks would have basically given Anaheim Cam Barker for Logan Stephenson.  That’s not exactly the greatest use of a relatively valuable asset.  And perhaps Wisniewski is currently living in a parallel universe much like the cast of “Lost” finds itself this season because nowhere in this dimension does a 5th defenseman command $4 million on the open market.

Ok, on to the farm update:

Friday- Rockford 5, Lake Erie Monsters 3–  In a 2-2 game heading into the third period, the IceHogs and Monsters traded goals in the first eight minutes.  Then Matt Keith scored on the power play with help from Bryan Bickell and Peter MacArthur.  The win was sealed when Danny Bois scored an short-handed empty net goal. 

Defenseman Richard Petiot put together his best offensive game of the season with a goal and two assists.  Kyle Greentree had a goal and assist and so did Bryan BickellCorey Crawford got the win by stopping 23 of the 26 shots he faced. 

Saturday- Lake Erie Monsters 5, Rockford 3 – With their second game against each other in less than 24 hours, the IceHogs spotted the Monsters a three goal and it was too much to recover from.  Adam Hobson and Peter MacArthur both scored to cut the deficit to one but Lake Erie scored four minutes later to extend their lead.  Kyle Greentree scored forty seconds later but that was as close as Rockford would get.  An empty net goal with 37 seconds left cinched the win for Lake Erie.

Joseph Fallon didn’t last two periods in giving up 4 goals on 23 shots.  Corey Crawford came on in relief and stopped all 7 shots he faced. 

–In two games this weekend, Shawn Lalonde had a goal and assist.  Both of which came on Saturday during Belleville’s 5-4 loss to the Guelph Storm.

Kyle Beach had a goal, three assists, and 15 penalty minutes in two games.

Byron Froese had two goals and two assists in Everett’s 5-1 win over Spokane on Saturday.  The Silvertips lost their Friday night tilt 1-0.

Dylan Olsen was a -1 in UMD’s split with Michigan Tech.  Dan DeLisle played in both games but was a non-factor.

Brandon Pirri had two assists in RPI’s 3-3 tie with St. Lawrence on Friday.  He had no points in their Saturday 2-1 win over Clarkson.

Billy Sweatt had no points for Colorado College this weekend.  Despite cooling off since his fast start to the season, Sweatt still leads the Tigers in scoring with 28 points in 30 games.

David Pacan scored a goal and notched an assist as Vermont went 1-0-1 against Providence.

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19 Responses to A Weekend on the Farm

  1. Dave Morris says:

    Gentlemen, the JamWiz rumors assume that StanBow would be sending Barker or some other existing Hawkman.

    However, if Mr Bowman’s assertion that Chicago has the cap room to add without subtracting is accurate, then this assumption is simply piffle.

    Seeing as Wallin was worth a second round pick, what’s Wiz worth?

  2. Dave Morris says:

    Oh, and the George Parros rumors should please certain regulars on this board…

  3. Lou says:

    Dave, shame, shame – two minutes unsportsmanlike conduct and two minutes instigation

  4. lee rosenberg says:

    Dave should get 5 minutes for intense instigation

  5. Lou says:

    Dave, 10 minute misconduct for agitating a kerfuffle

  6. Dave Morris says:

    @Lou, Lee> so you boys don’t like the idea of Gorgeous George Parros wearing the Indian Head?

    I do.

    PS it’s not instigating…it’s called persistent forechecking.

  7. John says:

    That’s just rumor pandering. Notice how Sassone said, “The Hawks might be interested…..” The Hawks also might be interested in Alain Chevrier, Rick Vaive, and the ghost of Keith Brown.

  8. lee rosenberg says:

    Notice that Wallin was just traded to San Jose

  9. lee rosenberg says:

    We need to bring Keith Brown back!

  10. Lou says:

    We need Parros like you need another unabridged dictionary in say a foreign language like dutch

  11. Dave Morris says:

    @John> rumor pandering is a felony in Illinois, isn’t it?

  12. Dave Morris says:

    BTW, just so we’re all dealing from the same deck, here’s the link to Sassone’s blog where he mentions Parros:


    Draw your conclusions, folks…

  13. Nick says:

    “To Chicago

    To Buffalo
    2nd round pick

    Neither team loses a lot and Chicago gets cap space for next year that they desperately need. ”

    Some guy on the espnChicago site posted this as a topic. Just thought you guys might get a good laugh. There are a lot more topics in there like this, someone suggested “trading to acquire Tim Thomas, since Huet is not the answer”.

  14. Nick says:

    Sorry for the double post, but I forgot to say that there is no room for Georgie Parros’ amazingly awesome stache, the Q-stache is far too powerful on its own. There cannot be that many great staches on 1 team, its like The Highlander, there can only be 1.

  15. John says:

    Yes, Chicago gets cap space and instantly turns from one of the top 4 teams in the league to the muddled middle. The only reason they’d be sniffing around Parros is because Eager might have a significant injury. Otherwise, like you said, his mustache will have no powers here.

  16. josh says:

    Sorry fellas, I should’ve known selling 200 hits of acid to Tim Sassone was a recipe for disaster.

  17. Lou says:

    @ Nick, that one is just ridiculous. Probably some kid that is a buffalo fan hoping to make his team better

  18. Dave Morris says:

    @John> I’m not sure I agree with you. StachePowerSquared has real possibilities.

    Plus, Parros’ facial hair fill the gap created by Toews and Kane’s inability to grow same…and we KNOW it was insufficient facial hair that was the Hawks’ Achilles Heel in the WCF last year.

    I say bring on The George and JamWiz. The Hawks have just been too darn nice to opponents lately.

  19. Dave Morris says:

    …PLUS, George is a Princeton grad, so he’s as least as smart as Ben Eager, AND he fits the Hawks’ ONE GOAL marketing campaign perfectly, as he usually averages that every year.

    Oh, and he won a Stanley Cup.

    Do I tweet Stan or will you? Time’s a-wastin.

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